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NASA, in collaboration with Intuitive Machines, has successfully dispatched a Lunar Library to the moon, featuring technology developed by Stampertech, a Rochester-based company. This initiative is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services. The Lunar Library, etched onto nickel sheets, encompasses the entirety of the English Wikipedia, the Rosetta Project, and a comprehensive digital library […]

NASA plans to retire the International Space Station (ISS) by crashing it into the ocean at the end of 2030, marking the end of its over three-decade tenure orbiting Earth. The agency is collaborating with private companies—Axiom Space, Voyager Space, and Blue Origin—to develop a new space station that will be privately owned, built, and […]

At 90 years old, Ed Dwight, who was once on the path to becoming the first Black astronaut, is receiving recognition for his pioneering contributions. Growing up in segregated Kansas, Dwight’s fascination with flying led him to pursue an aviation career despite the racial barriers of the time. Selected by President John F. Kennedy’s administration […]

The FDA’s anticipated proposal to ban formaldehyde in hair straighteners is being criticized for being insufficient and far too late. Formaldehyde has been recognized as a carcinogen for over a decade, yet it continues to be used in products heavily marketed to Black women. The growing body of evidence linking hair straighteners to various cancers, […]

(WHAM) – SUNY Brockport is gearing up for a remarkable event in anticipation of the total solar eclipse this spring, set to occur on April 8. The university recently held a town hall outlining the planned activities for this rare celestial event, emphasizing its significance as it marks the first occurrence in the Rochester area […]

(CNN) – Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced the success of its experimental pain medicine, VX-548, in a late-stage clinical trial, showing promise as a safer alternative to opioids. The drug demonstrated superior pain relief compared to a placebo in patients undergoing abdominoplasty and bunionectomy surgeries without the safety concerns associated with opioids. Although VX-548 did not outperform […]

Deep Sea Vision, a South Carolina-based ocean exploration firm, revealed intriguing sonar images suggesting they may have located Earhart’s plane in the Pacific Ocean. These images were captured by an unmanned underwater drone operated by a 16-member crew, which meticulously surveyed over 5,200 square miles of seabed from September to December. The potential find was […]

With the COVID-19 hospitalizations increasing for the fifth straight week, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Facilities have reintroduced mandatory masking. Two major hospitals in New York as well as health care company Kaiser Permanente at its Santa Rosa, California, have brought back masking. Movie studio Lionsgate is also reportedly […]

Conkey Cruisers was extended an opportunity to bring five youth to the Organization Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Ace Academy in Honolulu next month. OBAP’s Aerospace Career Education (ACE) Academy provides middle and high school youth with exposure to opportunities in aerospace through week-long summer academies. Endorsed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), OBAP has played a […]

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